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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
information on the birth rates in the u.s., and how the economy is playing a role. back in a moment. >>> tonight in health matters, the u.s. birth rate continues to fall, and expert says one reason a weak economy. last year's 1% drop in the number of births does not sound like a lot, but it was the lowest number of new babies since 1998. expert says families have put off having kids or expanding their families because of the high cost of raising children. the birth rate for single women, hispanics and african-americans have all dropped. but demographic with the biggest change was teenagers. the birth rate for girls 15 to 19 was the lowest it's been in more than seven decades. >>> the first new research in years on menopause and hormone replacement is out and it's potentially good news. starting low-dose treatment early in menopause can make women feel better and does not seem to raise heart risk. but the four-year study did not reduce the risk of breast cancer. even with the new information, doctors aren't changing advice. use hormones only for severe menopausal symptoms at the lowe
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
permit department is funded by user fees. so when the economy tanked and people stopped building and remodeling, the planning, building, and code enforcement department shank by about 100 staff members. >> and you can see 80% of the desks were empty. and we sat there for 45 minutes, an hour sometimes, hour and a half just to have them look at the plans and check something off. >> reporter: as the economy recovered and construction picked up, the city was understaffed. the assistant director of the planning department says that has now changed. >> in 2012, we have hired new inspectors, new plan check engineers, as well as new planners. and right now we are back at our timelines for building inspection. and what that means is if people need a home inspection, they can call and get an inspection the very next day. >> reporter: that there is more staff in the planning department is evident, but it may be too late. mullen tells us he knows of at least one business owner prepared to sue the city over the permit delays. and for his part, if business picks up, he doesn't know if he'll expand
Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
given the fact that the nfl revenues are up even in a down economy might signal that fans just don't have that in them. back to you guys. >> thank you very much, chris. >>> too costly to do business, comcast says. that's the reason it's cutting up to a thousand jobs and shutting several call centers in northern california. here are the details. three call centers in morgan hill, livermore, and sacramento will close. the company is offering employee jobs at its other west coast offices including in portland, seattle, and denver. comcast does own nbcuniversal and this station. the economy has more than 5,000 employees in california. >>> again today, san francisco's board of supervisors considered altering its building code to allow the construction of the so-called microapartments. we simulated the 300-square-foot floor plan in this video with tape and a couple of volunteers. it fits about a ping-pong table and a small dining room table. the supes postponed the plan. opponents fear the units would boost population density and strain city services. >>> president obama and mitt romney ar
Sep 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
candidates had a verbal exchange over the economy. >>> also, hollywood's love sequel -- love asieh quell that is. we'll let you know how day one of c went in los angeles. >>> one of the season's most fantastic finishes at the coliseum. the latest on the as quest for the postseason. you're not going to believe this one. this is a lot of food for 4 bucks. yeah... think they made a mistake? i don't know - maybe. the fried cheese melt is back for just 4 bucks. 1 of 4 big 4-dollar meals on the 2-4-6-8 value menu. only at denny's. open all night. >>> in the race for the white house, the vice presidential candidates had a bit of a debate of their own today on the economy. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the latest. >> days before the first vice presidential debate mitt romney is hammering the president on foreign policy. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> thanks. >> bumps in the road also describes what the romney campaign has been unable to avoid in recent weeks. costly dis
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